Joseph Reisinger

Joseph Reisinger, Co-founder - Premise

Co-founder of Premise and of Facet

Bio: Joe is an engineer and data hacker exploring the intersection of econometrics and machine learning. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from UT Austin and spent his academic career building natural language understanding systems at Google Research and IBM T.J. Watson. Prior to co-founding Premise, he was Chief Scientist at Metamarkets.

Tides of Information Flow: Visualizing Our Digitally-Mediated Reality

Tides of Information Flow: Visualizing Our Digitally-Mediated Rea...

I consume a lot of news, especially recently. But often I feel like I have a hard time grasping the shape of it. What is different this time? What am I missing? What have I learned? Where did that other thing go? I’m also interested in maps. So, I built this: All the news that’s fit […]

matmul() is eating software

matmul() is eating software

Last week Zak Stone from Google Brain gave a talk at South Park Commons where he wove together a bunch of threads that are shaping future machine learning progress: TensorFlow, XLA, Cloud TPUs, TFX, and TensorFlow Lite; he also hinted at even more exciting stuff not quite ready for public consumption. (Fun fact about Zak: he was in […]

Mobile Devices and The Inversion of Control

Mobile Devices and The Inversion of Control

The rise of internet-enabled mobile devices is rapidly changing our ability to measure and report on aggregate human activity and is enabling bottom-up, collaborative cartography of economic, social and political microstructure at a previously unprecedented scale. This trend has far-reaching consequences for countries where such incumbent structures are barriers to development: Monopolistic price setters, local […]

Why Generic Machine Learning Fails

Why Generic Machine Learning Fails

Inside the Belly of a Beast I’ve been lucky enough to have spent a significant chunk of my time over the past five years hacking the machine learning stack at Google. It is every bit as awesome, magical and fearsome as you can imagine. It is, very literally, the beating heart of one of the […]